Probably the most electrifying bands that I’ve ever seen in live performance… The Who. When you have by no means seen this classic rock band reside, I strongly recommend that you just accomplish that now as they’re planning a 2012 world tour of their 1973 idea album “Quadrophenia”.
Within the late ’90’s I noticed this tour because it celebrated the albums 25th anniversary (who says rock is useless?) and The Who rocked the place out. Billy Idol was a back-up singer, “Thunder Fingers” John Entwistle was nonetheless alive and Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey, himself an excellent drummer, have been on stage as was Pete Townshends brother Simon, who can rock simply as laborious as his older brother. In fact Roger Daltry was there with that voice that may ship shivers up and down your backbone.
“Quadrophenia” itself is as schizophrenic because the band itself and for those who hear you’ll be able to hear the “voice” of every member of the band. They every have a theme music. However, Pete’s “Love Reign O’er Me” is a basic rock music that might be heard for generations to come back. And “5:15” is a working man’s anthem that’s nonetheless related in the present day greater than ever.
I noticed them a few years after on a best hits tour and so they performed a model of “Magic Bus” that I’ve by no means heard earlier than or since… I feel we have been fortunate that night time as the complete crowd was completely enthralled and knew one thing particular was occurring.
In line with Rolling Stone Journal, The Who, who fashioned in 1964, “Together with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, full the holy trinity of British rock”. And I wholeheartedly agree. The Who’s a part of the soundtrack of my youth… my life really, as I typically take heed to their music to this present day.
It is songs like “I Cannot Clarify”, “My Era”, “Completely happy Jack” and “Substitute” that thrust this Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame band into the limelight… that and smashing their devices, which grew to become a staple at Who exhibits for years. Their look at Monteray Pop, Woodstock and the Isle of Wight music fests helped solidify The Who’s standing as one of many world’s finest rock bands.
Instances change and The Who’s getting older (aren’t all of us), however they will nonetheless rock! For those who love basic rock bands and if The Who hits your city… go see them and convey the youngsters or grand youngsters and present them a bit of your previous… they only would possibly prefer it! A basic rock band like The Who will not be touring endlessly so 2012 could also be your final likelihood to seize a bit of the previous and share it with the youthful generations. Like The Who says, “Lengthy reside rock, I want it on a regular basis”!